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W&L teams rake in conference titles

Bella Timmerding, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Washington and Lee athletic teams have added seven Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship titles to the books in the 2022-23 seasons. And the year is not over yet. Eight spring athletic...

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Gender gap plateau in athletics highlights progress to be made

McKenzie Kane, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

The 2022-23 athletic season marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX’s passage. The legislation made drastic changes in the world of women’s sports, providing female athletes with equal opportunity....

A woman grinning and wearing sports goggles jumps into the arms of another woman in a white goalie helmet. Both are in white and blue uniforms.

W&L lacrosse teams take a step back after hot starts

Andrew Arnold, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Both lacrosse teams at Washington and Lee have faced strong competition at the forefront of their seasons. The two teams have fought their way into the top 10 rankings nationally but fell short against...

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First-year swimmer set the bar high with his appearance at the NCAA meet

Bella Timmerding, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Dalton Jobe, ’26, never had NCAAs on his radar, and yet he found himself the sole swimmer between both the men’s and women’s teams representing the Generals this March in Greensboro, North Carolina. “I...

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Evan Blair’s outstanding pitches propel the Generals to early victories

Ryan Raicht, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

Sophomore right-hander Evan Blair, ’25, was an integral part of the Generals baseball team’s success last season. And he has only kept improving. Blair posted an exceptional 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings...

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W&L women’s golf opens the spring season taking third at Savannah Invitational

Stef Chiguluri, Sports Editor March 13, 2023

The no. 5 Washington and Lee University women’s golf team is primed for another successful spring season after placing thirteenth overall in the NCAA National Championship last year. Four of the women...

A group of women and one man stand in a circle, putting their hands into the center for a team cheer. Some of the women hold tennis rackets.

W&L women’s tennis takes on rigorous spring season

Christian Basnight, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

The Washington and Lee University’s women’s tennis team is back in action and primed to continue their strong fall form into the spring. The Generals, ranked 21st nationally, maintained a perfect...

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Generals wrestling, swimming excel in championships

Stef Chiguluri, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

The Generals wrestling team won its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference team title this weekend, while the women’s and men’s swim teams reclaimed their conference champion titles for the second...

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W&L women’s track sets four program records at VMI winter relays

Stef Chiguluri, Sports Editor February 8, 2023

The Generals’ women’s track and field team closed out the Virginia Military Institute winter relays meet last weekend with 17 top-eight finishes and three new program records. The team saw a successful...

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Suits and sneakers: basketball coaches across the country are uniting under a common cause

McKenzie Kane, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Last Sunday marked the end of the American Cancer Society’s and National Association of Basketball Coaches’ annual “Suits and Sneakers” week. The collaboration focuses on raising awareness and...

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W&L swimming looks to the postseason after regular season success

Christian Basnight, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

The Washington and Lee University men’s and women’s swimming teams are back in full force, resuming competition for the pivotal winter swing. The reigning Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) champions...

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W&L women’s basketball fights for top conference seed after breaking undefeated streak

Teddy Jacobsen, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

The Washington and Lee University women’s basketball team is on pace for another dominant season. Boasting a 12-5 overall record and only one-half of a game back from first place in the Old Dominion...

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